The National Humanities Center is a residential institute for advanced study in history, languages and literature, philosophy, and other fields of the humanities. Each year the Center awards fellowships to scholars of demonstrated achievement and to promising younger scholars. Fellows are expected to work at the Center.
The Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2015 through May 2016. Applicants must hold the doctorate or have equivalent scholarly credentials. Young scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply, but they must have a record of publication. Recent Ph.D.s should be aware that the Center normally does not support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is also international and gladly accepts applications from scholars outside the United States.
Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research, including environmental studies; English literature; art history; Asian Studies; and theology.
The Center provides travel expenses for Fellows and their dependents to and from North Carolina. Located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the Center provides an environment for individual research and the exchange of ideas. Its building includes private studies for Fellows, conference rooms, a central commons for dining, lounges, reading areas, a reference library, and a Fellows’ workroom. The Center’s noted library service delivers books and research materials to Fellows, and support for information technology and editorial assistance are also provided. The Center helps to locate housing for Fellows in the neighboring communities. Application materials and information may be found on the Center’s website.